Bye bye Bali

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It’s my last full day in Bali and I’m back to Singapore in the morning. I didn’t get to write nearly as much as I wanted to, and so much has happened that it’s going to be hard for me to remember everything. I’m currently sitting in Ubud enjoying the views of the rice terraces and sipping on various (free!!) coffees and teas, while relaxing to Khalid’s new album. I’d say this is the perfect way to end 2.5 weeks of an action-packed holiday. 

Bali has been quite an experience. I spent the first few days in the south in Uluwatu to relax on the beach and catch a few more waves. 

Pumped to catch my first waves without an instructor!!

Pumped to catch my first waves without an instructor!!

The next 3 days were dedicated to tattoos - 1 was spontaneous and the other 2 were planned (sorry, Mom).

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Seriously cannot believe Bourdain drank 3 of these in 30 minutes…

Seriously cannot believe Bourdain drank 3 of these in 30 minutes…

Additionally I’ve just been cruising on my scooter and checking out various food spots. Last night I checked out a spot called Naughty Nuri’s which specializes in spare ribs and cocktails. The late and great Anthony Bourdain is on the record saying it serves the best martinis in the world. 

Everything has been great fun, but the real highlight of the trip has been meeting absolutely incredible folks from all over the world. As I bounced from hostel to hostel I made friends that I only got to spend a few days with, but it feels like I’ve known them my whole life. It was refreshing and enlightening to sit around a table with various people from different backgrounds and simply talk about anything and everything. This trip definitely would not have been the same without meeting them, and I’m thankful to now have more friends from all over the world. More excuses to travel!  

Indonesia tempted me to continue the backpacker life, but I’m eager to get back to my new condo (!!) and start the grind.